Kris Humphries will file papers seeking a legal separation from his wife Kim Kardashian in response to her divorce filing, "Entertainment Tonight" reported Wednesday.

The move indicates the NBA player, 26, is seeking an annulment to the 72-day marriage instead of a divorce.

Kardashian shocked fans when she filed papers Oct. 31 to end her marriage only months after the star-studded August ceremony that became an E! network special, "Kim's Fairytale Wedding."

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"It just didn't turn out to be the fairytale I had so badly hoped for," the 31-year-old wrote to fans on her blog about the split.

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But earlier this week, the reality star admitted she may need to lower her expectations on love.
"I think I need to not live in a fairytale like that. I think I maybe need to just snap out of it and be a little more realistic," she told Glamour magazine.

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